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Drama, Part V
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Another Playlist of Movies and TV shows dedicated to the Drama genre that I like.


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Movie: Bel Canto ( 2018 )
A world-renowned opera singer becomes trapped in a hostage situation when she's invited to perform for a wealthy industrialist in South America.
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Movie: Framing John DeLorean ( 2019 )
Who was the real John DeLorean? To some, he was a renegade visionary who revolutionized the automobile industry. To others, he was the ultimate con man.
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TV Show: Picnic at Hanging Rock ( 2018 )
Picnic at Hanging Rock will plunge viewers into the mysterious disappearances of three schoolgirls and one teacher on Valentine's Day 1900, taking the audience on a new journey into the revered Australian novel through the six part drama.
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Movie: Freedom Writers ( 2007 )
A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves and pursue education beyond high school.
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Movie: Carla's Song ( 1996 )
1987, love in time of war. A bus driver George Lennox meets Carla, a Nicaraguan exile living a precarious, profoundly sad life in Glasgow. Her back is scarred, her boyfriend missing, her family dispersed; she's suicidal. George takes her to Nicaragua to find out what has happened to them and to help her face her past. Once home, Carla's nightmarish memories take over, and Carla and George are thrown into the thick of the US war against the Sandinistas. A mystery develops over where Carla's boyfriend is, and the key to his whereabouts may be Carla's friend Bradley, a bitter American aid worker. She finds her family, the Contras attack, and she and the Scot face their choices.
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Movie: The Public ( 2019 )
An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.
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Movie: The House on Garibaldi Street ( 1979 )
After World War II, many important figures in Hitler's command escaped Germany and Occupied Europe and were rumored to be living in South America. Adolf Eichmann,wanted in connection with millions of deaths, is suspected to be living incognito in Argentina. Mossad, Israel's secret intelligence organization is determined to bring Eichmann (if it is him indeed) to justice.
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TV Show: Industry ( 2020 )
Industry follows a group of young graduates competing for a limited set of permanent positions at a top investment bank in London—but the boundaries between colleague, friend, lover, and enemy soon blur as they immerse themselves in a company culture defined as much by sex, drugs, and ego as it is by deals and dividends. As members of the group rise and fall, they must decide whether life is about more than the bottom line.
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Movie: The Sea of Trees ( 2016 )
A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out.
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Movie: Woodshock ( 2017 )
A haunted young woman spirals in the wake of profound loss, torn between her fractured emotional state and the reality-altering effects of a potent cannabinoid drug.
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Movie: The Violent Heart ( 2021 )
Fifteen years after the murder of his older sister, Daniel finds himself falling for Cassie, a vivacious high school senior.
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Movie: The Dark Horse ( 2014 )
A brilliant but troubled New Zealand chess champion finds purpose by teaching underprivileged children about the rules of chess and life.
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Movie: Brick Lane ( 2007 )
A young Bangladeshi woman, Nazneen, arrives in 1980s London, leaving behind her beloved sister and home, for an arranged marriage and a new life. Trapped within the four walls of her flat in East London, and in a loveless marriage with the middle aged Chanu, she fears her soul is quietly dying. Her sister Hasina, meanwhile, through letters to Nazneen, tells of her carefree life back in Bangladesh, stumbling from one adventure to the next. Nazneen struggles to accept her lifestyle, and keeps her head down in spite of life's blows, but she soon discovers that life cannot be avoided - and is forced to confront it the day that the hotheaded young Karim comes knocking at her door.
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Movie: Endless ( 2020 )
When madly in love high school graduates Riley and Chris are separated by a tragic car accident, Riley blames herself for her boyfriend's death while Chris is stranded in limbo. Miraculously, the two find a way to connect.
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Movie: Kill Your Darlings ( 2013 )
A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs.
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Movie: A Prayer Before Dawn ( 2018 )
The true story of an English boxer incarcerated in one of Thailand's most notorious prisons as he fights in Muay Thai tournaments to earn his freedom.
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Movie: Back in the Day ( 2016 )
A young boxer is taken under the wing of a mob boss after his Mother dies and his Father is run out of town for being an abusive alcoholic.
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Movie: Higher Learning ( 1995 )
People from all different walks of life, encounter racial tension, rape, responsibility, and the meaning of an education on a university campus.
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Movie: The Paddy Lincoln Gang ( 2014 )
The Paddy Lincoln Gang are a rock band with everything - as well as total immersion in sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. But their charismatic lead singer holds a dark secret from his past, a secret that is about to explode.
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Movie: Blinder ( 2013 )
An ex footballer embroiled in a scandal returns home to clear his name and reignite an old flame.
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Movie: The Last Champion
When his mother dies, scandal-ridden ex-Olympian John Wright returns to a hometown that has not forgiven him.
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Movie: Daydream Nation ( 2010 )
A city girl who moves to a small town and becomes entangled in a love triangle between her high school teacher and a stoner classmate.
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Movie: Jimi: All Is by My Side ( 2014 )
A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.
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Movie: Michael Inside ( 2018 )
An 18 year old man living in a Dublin housing estate with his grandfather, is caught holding drugs for his friend's older brother and is sentenced to 3 months in prison.
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Movie: Official Secrets ( 2019 )
The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
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Movie: '71 ( 2014 )
In 1971, a young and disorientated British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast.
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Movie: 6 Days ( 2017 )
In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid the world had never seen.
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Movie: The Chaperone ( 2019 )
In the early 1920s, a Kansas woman finds her life forever changed when she accompanies a young dancer on her fame-seeking journey to New York City.
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Movie: U Want Me 2 Kill Him? ( 2015 )
A teenage boy's descent into the dangerous world of the Internet and the harrowing consequences of his actions. A true story.
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Movie: Scenic Route ( 2013 )
Tensions rise between lifelong friends Mitchell and Carter after their truck breaks down on an isolated desert road as they start to attack each other's life decisions with unwavering brutality.
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Movie: First Reformed ( 2018 )
A minister of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past.
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Movie: From Vegas to Macau III ( 2016 )
Ken is holding a wedding ceremony in Macau for her daughter, Rainbow, who is marrying his protege, Vincent. Ken's best buddies, Vic and Mark, are invited to the wedding. On the wedding day itself, Mark receives a phone call from Michael Chen, who warns him that a mysterious tycoon has hired mercenaries to assassinate Ken. The wedding is then sabotaged, while Ken and Mark are accused to have engulfed DOA's illicit money. Once again, Ken and Mark are being chased by assassins and Michael arrives to rescue the guys along with the help of Faye, Ko Chun's niece.
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Movie: My Hindu Friend ( 2016 )
His father has died, he hasn't spoken with his brother for about 10 years and has a serious cancer. Diego is a talented film director with difficulty to deal with his sickness, which is making him lose his friends and family. His best friend and doctor Ricardo gives him the news that he needs a bone marrow transplantation, otherwise he'll die. He gets married to a beautiful woman, Livia, just before going to Seattle to get treatment. There, he undergoes numerous medical procedures. During treatment, he meets an Hindu boy, with whom he plays and whom he tells amazing stories. Odds are against him and when stakes are the highest, Diego gets a visit from a very uncommon man.
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Movie: Auto Focus ( 2002 )
The life of TV star Bob Crane and his strange friendship with electronics expert John Henry Carpenter.
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Movie: Fireflies in the Garden ( 2008 )
The Taylor family is devastated by an accident that takes place on the day their matriarch is due to graduate from college -- decades after leaving to raise her children.
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Movie: The Ultimate Gift ( 2007 )
A deceased billionaire leaves his spoiled adult grandson a series of odd tasks to perform in order to receive "the ultimate gift," with the resentful grandson having no idea what that might be.
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Movie: Max ( 2003 )
A film studying the depiction of a friendship between an art dealer named Rothman and his student, Adolf Hitler.
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Movie: Strictly Sinatra ( 2001 )
Small-time crooner find himself on the receiving end of the threatening attentions of a gangster, whose wife has fallen for the singer's Sinatra-like aura.
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Movie: 99 Homes ( 2015 )
A recently unemployed single father struggles to get back his foreclosed home by working for the real estate broker who is the source of his frustration.
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Movie: Harmonium ( 2016 )
Toshio hires Yasaka in his workshop. This old acquaintance, who has just been released from prison, begins to meddle in Toshio's family life.
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Movie: Blackbird ( 2020 )
A terminally ill mother arranges to bring her family together one last time before she dies. A remake of the 2014 Danish film 'Silent Heart'.
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Movie: Finding Graceland ( 1999 )
An eccentric drifter claiming to be Elvis Presley hitches a ride with a young man and they find themselves on an adventurous road trip to Memphis.
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Movie: Pascali's Island ( 1988 )
1908: Pascali, a spy for the Sultan, sends reports to Istanbul that nobody reads. His suspicions are roused when a British archeologist appears, who may not be quite what he seems.
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TV Show: House of Hancock ( 2015 )
House of Hancock tells the epic true story of the Hancock dynasty and the bizarre love triangle that emerged between Lang Hancock, his daughter Gina Rinehart and his beautiful Filipina housekeeper Rose Lacson.
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Movie: Plenty ( 1985 )
A young Englishwoman spends twenty years to make whatever kind of life for herself, at the expense of others around her, in post-World War II England.
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TV Show: Temple ( 2019 )
Daniel Milton is a surgeon who, driven by personal tragedy, operates an illegal clinic deep below London's Temple tube station for those who either wish to remain outside the system, or for those desperate enough to seek treatment unavailable through conventional means. Aided by disgruntled underground worker Lee and guilt-ridden medical researcher Anna, Daniel's dangerous and unpredictable clientele test his morality to the limit. But if it means he can save the person he loves, it will all be worth it.
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Movie: The Broken Tower ( 2011 )
A biography of American poet Hart Crane who committed suicide at the age of 32 by jumping off the steamship SS Orizaba.
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Movie: White Lies ( 1998 )
How can a smart middle class girl suddenly turn into a devoted right wing debater? That's what happens with Catherine when she meets the charismatic leaders of the neo-nazi organization NIM.
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Movie: Joe Bell ( 2021 )
The true story of a small town, working class father who embarks on a solo walk across the U.S. to crusade against bullying after his son is tormented in high school for being gay.
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Movie: Starfish ( 2016 )
"Starfish" tells the story of a couple whose love is tested to its limit after their perfect life falls apart in a single moment.
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TV Show: The Halcyon ( 2017 )
The Halcyon tells the story of a bustling and glamorous five star hotel at the centre of London society and a world at war.The drama, set in 1940, shows London life through the prism of war and the impact it has on families, politics, relationships and work across every social strata - set to a soundtrack of the music of the era.
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Movie: Northern Soul ( 2014 )
Set in 1974, an authentic and uplifting tale of two friends whose horizons are opened up by the discovery of black American soul music.
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TV Show: The Burning River ( 2020 )
Two boggling mysteries have occured in a small town in Xinan. A female police captain joins hands with a young detective to conduct an investigation. Although a clear motive can be seen, the two discover a series of unknown secrets.One case involves a late-night ride hailed through an online platform that goes terribly wrong. As more and more clues resurface, the cases in the hands of the police hands become complicated and entangled. In a desperate attempt to find the real culprit, events closely link the past, present and future of the small town.
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Movie: A Prayer for the Dying ( 1987 )
Martin, an I.R.A. hitman, is seen by a Catholic priest while carrying out a hit. He grows a bond with the priest and his niece. But his past and his former employers put all their lives in danger.
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Movie: Witness in the War Zone ( 1987 )
An American journalist is set up and fed false information after the Lebanon war.
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Movie: Absolute Beginners ( 1986 )
In London in 1958, a young photographer seeks media stardom to keep the love of a beautiful, aspiring fashion designer.
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Movie: Resting Place ( 1986 )
The mysterious death of an army officer comes under investigation by Major Kendall Laird as the young soldier's parents seek an honorable burial place, out of respect for their son. The parents are assisted by their neighbor, Mrs. McAlister, in their patriotic and racially divided community.
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Movie: When a Man Loves a Woman ( 1994 )
The seemingly perfect relationship between a man and his wife is tested as a result of her alcoholism.
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Movie: Moonlight Mile ( 2002 )
As he copes with the death of his fiancée, a young man befriends her parents and must figure out what he wants out of life.
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Movie: Last Dance ( 1996 )
A lawyer assigned to the clemency case of a woman on death row finds himself forming a deep friendship with her while he tries to prevent her impending execution.
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Movie: Worlds Apart ( 2017 )
In a restless Athens against the backdrop of Greece's socio-economic collapse, three vivid stories of intercultural romance intertwine, depicting the turmoil and the inner sadness of a country amid a ceaseless explosion of immigration and financial meltdown. In this colourful triptych of love, the Syrian refugee, Farris, saves a damsel in distress, the idealist college student, Daphne, as a seemingly endless wave of fervent nationalism spreads in town. Then, in the following segment, Giorgos, an unhappily-married, pill-popping sales manager, delves deep into an unexpected affair with Elise, the frigidly beautiful Scandinavian corporate executive. Finally, Maria, a wistful Greek housewife whose family is struggling to keep afloat, has a fateful encounter with the retired German expatriate, Sebastian, who offers Maria a second chance in love before the well-stocked aisles of a local supermarket. In the end, can love transcend all barriers?
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Movie: 1969 ( 1988 )
Two friends living in a small town during the 1960s, run away to enjoy their freedom during the Vietnam War, thus disappointing the father of one of them. When they return to town, they realize the importance of family unity.
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TV Show: House ( 2004 )
Sink your teeth into meaty drama and intrigue with House, FOX's take on mystery, where the villain is a medical malady and the hero is an irreverent, controversial doctor who trusts no one, least of all his patients.
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TV Show: Coroner ( 2019 )
Jenny Cooper, a former ER doctor and newly appointed coroner, investigates suspicious deaths. Suffering from anxiety and recently widowed with a teenage son, Jenny is a woman of action driven by an intense desire for the truth.
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TV Show: Chance ( 2016 )
Based on Kem Nunn's novel, Chance is described as a provocative psychological thriller that focuses on Eldon Chance, a San Francisco-based forensic neuropsychiatrist who reluctantly gets sucked into a violent and dangerous world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness. After an ill-advised decision regarding an alluring patient who may or may not be struggling with a multiple personality disorder, Chance finds himself in the crosshairs of her abusive spouse, who also happens to be a ruthless police detective. In over his head, Chance's decent into the city's shadowy underbelly, all while navigating the waters of a contentious divorce and the tribulations of his teenage daughter, soon spirals into an ever deepening exploration of one of mankind's final frontiers — the shadowy, undiscovered country of the human mind.
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TV Show: Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne ( 2016 )
From the creator of Downton Abbey. Dr. Thorne lives a quiet life with niece Mary in Greshambury, home of the wealthy Gresham family. Unbeknownst to others, the Greshams have lost their fortune and matriarch Lady Arabella has a scheme to regain it via an arranged marriage with her son and an American heiress. However, her son plans to elope with Mary, which complicates Lady Arabella's plans.
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TV Show: Doctor Thorne ( 2016 )
Doctor Thorne tells the story of the penniless Mary Thorne, who grows up with her rich aunt/cousins at Greshamsbury Park estate.
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Movie: The Sleeping Dictionary ( 2003 )
A young Englishman is sent to Malaysian Borneo in the 1930s to stay with a tribe as UK's colonial representative. A local woman (J.Alba) helps him understand local tradition and language. He falls in love with her etc. despite the taboo.
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Movie: The Cup ( 2011 )
The 2002 Melbourne Cup horse race, brotherly love and the triumph of the human spirit. A true story.
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Movie: The Last Rites of Joe May ( 2011 )
THE LAST RITES OF JOE MAY chronicles the last days in the life of Joe May, an aging, short money hustler who always believed that a glorious destiny awaited him around every corner. Now in his sixties, his health failing and resources dwindling, Joe is presented with one last shot at greatness...
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Movie: Son of the South ( 2021 )
In this poignant true story set in Montgomery, Alabama, a Klansman's grandson must choose which side of history to be on during the Civil Rights Movement. Defying his family and white Southern norms, he fought against social injustice, repression and violence to change the world around him. SON OF THE SOUTH is from executive producer Spike Lee and based on Bob Zellner's autobiography, "The Wrong Side of Murder Creek."
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Movie: Bent ( 1997 )
Max is gay and as such is sent to Dachau concentration camp under the Nazi regime. He tries to deny he is gay, and gets a yellow label (the one for Jews) instead of pink (the one for gays). In camp, he falls in love with fellow prisoner Horst, who wears his pink label with pride.
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Movie: Variety ( 1985 )
A woman becomes obsessed with pornography and the mysterious rich patron of the Times Square porn theater called Variety where she works selling tickets. This awakens her sexuality, which confuses her worried boyfriend.
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Movie: The Aviator ( 1985 )
A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.
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Movie: The Banker ( 2020 )
In the 1960s two African-American entrepreneurs hire a working-class white man to pretend to be the head of their business empire while they pose as a janitor and chauffeur.
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Movie: The Immigrant ( 2013 )
1921. An innocent immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.
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Movie: Sergio ( 2020 )
A sweeping drama set in the chaotic aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq, where the life of top UN diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello hangs in the balance during the most treacherous mission of his career.
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Movie: The Beach House ( 2018 )
The story follows Caretta "Cara" Rutledge, a woman who's tried to move beyond a difficult past but is forced to grapple with history head-on when she returns to fix the family beach house. During one devastating storm, Cara and her mother save hundreds of sea turtles from certain death and learn some of life's real truths in the process.
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Movie: Tetro ( 2009 )
Bennie travels to Buenos Aires to find his long-missing older brother, a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie's discovery of his brother's near-finished play might hold the answer to understanding their shared past and renewing their bond.
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Movie: The Majestic ( 2001 )
Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.
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Movie: The Man in the Iron Mask ( 1998 )
The cruel King Louis XIV of France has a secret twin brother whom he keeps imprisoned. Can the twin be substituted for the real king?
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Movie: Hope Gap ( 2019 )
A couple's visit with their son takes a dramatic turn when the father tells him he plans on leaving his mother.
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Movie: I Capture the Castle ( 2003 )
A love story set in 1930s England that follows 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain, and the fortunes of her eccentric family, struggling to survive in a decaying English castle.
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Movie: Stay ( 2005 )
This movie focuses on the attempts of a psychiatrist to prevent one of his patients from committing suicide while trying to maintain his own grip on reality.
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Movie: Last Cab to Darwin ( 2016 )
When Rex, a Broken Hill cab driver, is told he doesn't have long to live, he sets out on an epic journey to Darwin in a bid to die on his own terms.
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Movie: A Walk in the Clouds ( 1995 )
A married soldier returning from World War II poses as a pregnant woman's husband to save her from her father's anger and honor.
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Movie: Things We Lost in the Fire ( 2007 )
A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
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Movie: Lords of Chaos ( 2019 )
A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the early 1990s results in a very violent outcome.
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Movie: Diabolique ( 1996 )
The wife and mistress of the sadistic dean of an exclusive prep school conspire to murder him.
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Movie: The Girl ( 2012 )
The turbulent relationship between filmmaker Sir Alfred Hitchcock (Toby Jones) and actress Tippi Hedren (Sienna Miller).
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TV Show: Departure ( 2019 )
Departure centers on the shocking disappearance of Flight 716. Kendra Malley, the recently widowed, brilliant aviation investigator, is called in by her former boss and mentor Howard Lawson to investigate the mysterious crash. With the whole world watching, Kendra and her team race to pinpoint the missing aircraft and locate possible survivors. They must battle through a host of suspects and motives - pilot suicide, terrorism, politically motivated murder, systems failure - to determine what really happened, and to stop it from happening again.
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TV Show: Bomb Girls ( 2012 )
Set in the 1940s, Bomb Girls tells the remarkable stories of the women who risked their lives in a munitions factory building bombs for the Allied forces fighting on the European front. The series delves into the lives of these exceptional women – peers, friends and rivals – who find themselves thrust into new worlds and changed profoundly as they are liberated from their home and social restrictions.
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Movie: The Other Side of Midnight ( 1977 )
A Greek tycoon's mistress tries to track down and find her ex-World War II lover.
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Movie: The Brooke Ellison Story ( 2004 )
Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
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Movie: The Mayor of Casterbridge ( 2003 )
At a country fair, young hay-trusser Michael Henchard quarrels with his wife Susan, and in a drunken fit decides to auction off his wife and baby to a sailor for five guineas. The next day, realizing his loss, he swears not to touch liquor again for as many years as he has lived so far. Eighteen years later, Henchard has become Mayor of Casterbridge, a man well respected but not well liked. The unexpected return of his wife and daughter Elizabeth Jane sets off a turn of events that force him to face the consequences of his selfish impulses and violent temper.
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Movie: The Magnificent Ambersons ( 2002 )
The spoiled rotten and utterly unlikable rich kid George Amberson becomes horrified when his recently widowed mother rekindles her relationship with the wealthy Eugene Morgan, who she left decades earlier in order to marry George's father. As George struggles to sabotage his mother's new romance, he must deal with his own romantic feelings for Morgan's daughter and the consequences of his meddling as his once great family falls into ruin due to his machinations...
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Movie: Patsy & Loretta ( 2019 )
It is an an original movie about the friendship between country music stars Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn.
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Movie: In Country ( 1989 )
A young girl whose father died in the Vietnam War becomes determined to find out more about him and his experiences.
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Movie: All the Way ( 2016 )
November 22, 1963. President John F. Kennedy has just been assassinated and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson is now President. One of his first acts as President is to reaffirm the US government's intention to pass the Civil Rights Act. This Act was drafted while JFK was in office and gives people of all races the same rights, including voting rights, access to education and access to public facilities. However, he faces strong opposition to the bill, especially from within his own party. He will have to use all his political will and cunning to get it through.
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Movie: The Infiltrator ( 2016 )
A U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.
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